Customizing Chart Appearance

You can format charts to customize the appearance and to clarify the data presented.

Chart Sizes & Page Placement

When you insert a chart, the default dimensions are 613 wide and 380 pixels tall, regardless of the size or orientation of your page. You can modify the size of the chart using the Width and Height boxes in the Chart Properties panel.

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You can also modify the placement of your chart as needed. If a chart is smaller than the default size, the chart placement can be adjusted.

Select the chart and use the left, center and right alignment icons in the toolbar.

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Spacing for Charts

The spacing feature allows you to determine the amount of space between the chart content and the perimeter of the chart.

  • Setting the Spacing pixels to a lower number creates less white space between your chart and its perimeter.
  • Setting the Spacing pixels to a higher number creates more white space between the chart and its perimeter.

Adjust the Spacing number as needed to customize the look of your chart.

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Chart Borders

You can set a border for the outer edge of your chart using the line color tool. If you click on the inner area of your chart, you can also set that line color independently.

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Background Colors for Charts

To set the background color for each of these areas, click on the area where you’d like to have the color and then set the color using the background color tool in the Edit toolbar.

The color for the inner and the outer areas of your chart can be set independently if desired.

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